WED 3/9 (8:30PM) — We have 9 teams, so there will be a “play-in” game for #9 vs #8, which means the winner will play a doubleheader, the 2nd game of which will be against #1. This will all happen in the first round this Sun 3/13.
Now, we have the Eastern and Western Conference and in the old-school NBA with just two such groupings, the winner of each group would get the top two seeds (in the new-school, there’s three groups and the top four amongst all three groups get seeded properly). Well, we’re going old-school here. Why? Because that’s how the NBA would have done it.
That means Too Short gets the #2 seed. Btw, that also saves me an extra step of determining the tiebreaker between them and Wolves. And remember, this is a double-elimination tournament. Things will even out in the end…
- Sqad Up (6-0) — won Eastern Conference
- Too Short (4-2) — won Western Conference
- Wolves (4-2)
- Blitzkrieg (3-3) — won head-to-head vs Eastbay Elite, won common opp 2-2 (Too/Wlvs/SqUp/FTA) vs Falc
- Eastbay Elite (3-3) — lost head-to-head vs Blitzkrieg, won common opp 3-1 (Wlvs/SqUp/FTA/Hang) vs Falc
- Falcons (3-3) — lost common opp 2-3 (Too/Wlvs/SqUp/FTA) vs Blzk, lost common opp 2-2 (Wlvs/SqUp/FTA/Hang) vs EBE
- Beast (2-4) — won common opponents 1-2 (EBE/SqUp/Too) vs Hangover
- Hangover (2-4) — lost common opponents 0-3 (EBE/SqUp/Too) vs Beast
- FTA (0-6)
We use NFL tiebreakers because we also have a limited game schedule (NFL = 16 games, of course). When there’s no head-to-head to find out who’s better than another, we revert to record against common opponents. This season, it was interesting and actually a little bit easier to do tiebreakers because the Western Conference had a repeat, which meant you either went 2-0, 1-1, or 0-2 against a particular common opponent while the Eastern Conference team went 1-0 or 0-1 against them.
So anyways, it is what it is and you can see how the 3-3 teams shook out. Please be reminded that in the NFL, you look inside your conference to determine which team dominates over the other (i.e., Eastbay Elite could never finish higher than Blitzkrieg by virtue of the intra-conference head-to-head), then you look across conferences. So after that, we compared the Falcons to Blitzkrieg, then after it was determined that the Falcons are below Blitkrieg via the common opponents, you goto Falcons vs Eastbay Elite. And the Falcons lose that one too, by the common opponents tiebreaker.
Homecourt for 3/13 will be determined by where teams have played thus far. In cases of a tie, I may lean more towards the lower-seeded team due to the mathematical odds that they would be eliminated earlier, thus leaving more opportunities to play at home for the higher-seeded teams. We’ll just have to see.
The other thing is, I hate to have teams play three teams against each other by the first round of the playoffs, but in this case, we really have no choice due to the #9/#8/#1 triad. FTA and Hangover have played each other twice already and it will just have to be a third time, otherwise I’d have to force a higher-seeded team to take their place, which wouldn’t be fair to the higher-seeded team.
Again, the winner of #9 vs #8 this Sun 3/13 will play #1 as well (doubleheader). Losers of 3/13 games will be reshuffled per highest and lowest seeds in the Losers Bracket matchups for Sun 3/20.
TUE 2/15 (11:30AM) — The following are the current standings and playoff seeds from 2011 Winter-Spring, 6FT-OSF division. These are simply ordered by W-L percentage then alphabetically, and therefore are not necessarily shown in the proper playoff tiebreaker order. That will be corrected when we reach the playoffs and the seeds are posted. Please be reminded that the regular season is 6 games. Check your division’s roadmap and email us if you suspect any discrepancies in the schedule/standings.
In the 6FT-OSF, there are 10 teams. Barring unforeseen circumstances, we would have a first round playoffs that includes a “play-in” between #9 vs #8 for the right to meet #1, probably the same day (i.e., a doubleheader). Please be reminded that all teams will get double-elimination status for the playoffs.
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